Alejandra Mercado  
Alejandra Mercado
Associate Director
Master's in Telecommunications Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the
University of Maryland at College Park

The Master's in Telecommunications Program at the University of Maryland is designed to provide students with the professional skills needed to advance a successful career in telecommunications.

Alejandra Mercado received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, her B.S. in Mathematics, her Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has worked both in academia and industry, and you may see a detailed listing of her professional experience here.

Contact Information:
ECE-Masters in Telecommunications Program
1365 A.V. Williams Building
8223 Paint Branch Dr.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3271
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5G Development Group  
Course for Fall term, 2018:

Introduction to Digital Communications
  • 3 credit hours
  • Provides hands-on labs where students learn to work with the Ettus B210 software-defined radio using GnuRadio
  • See course description here.
  • See the tentative syllabus here.
  • Students will work with the Ettus B210 SDR in our Communications Lab (see here for details)

5G Protocol Stack Development Group
  • The 5G Protocol Stack Development Group is a team of highly motivated ENTS students who are working to implement LTE/5G using software defined radios.
  • ENTS students who wish to learn more about 5G, get hands-on experience, and who can work independently are encouraged to apply to the Group.
  • You can read more about it here 5G.umd.edu, or hear the team talk about what they're doing here.
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